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Stellar Industrial Supply To Merge With Impact Industrial Supplies

April 23, 2015 | by Stellar Industrial Supply | News | Comments

The transaction will give Stellar a new reach into the U.S. southeast, as its other 11 branches are in the country's northwest.

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Builders FirstSource Takes Q1 Loss As Sales Rise

April 24, 2015 12:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The company took a bigger net loss than it did in 2014's first quarter, despite a healthy sales volume increase.

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Wesco Aircraft Names New CFO

April 24, 2015 11:19 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Rick Weller takes an executive position with the company with a leadership background that includes positions at Ingersoll-Rand and Textron.

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TWB8 Series DC-DC Converters From Polytron Devices

April 24, 2015 10:25 am | by Polytron Devices | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to significantly reduce premature system failure in railway applications, the TWB8 series passes shock and vibration testing for harsh environments.

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VPF Series Vacuum Generator From ANVER

April 24, 2015 10:20 am | by ANVER Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The below-the-hook generator and new durable pad attachment are ideal for handling sphere-shaped convex and concave loads.

Sliding-Jaw Air Chuck From Northern Precision Instrument

April 24, 2015 9:32 am | by Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new air chuck has unique ID-gripping top jaws and an integral axial locator, combining to provide stability and accuracy.

Is Safety A Backseat Driver?

April 23, 2015 4:47 pm | by Holcombe Baird III, Reliability Center, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The answer to getting rid of reactive and backseat safety practices lies with the maintenance department.

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Tools Group Leads Snap-on's Q1 Sales And Profit Increase

April 23, 2015 4:36 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Another big quarter for the Kenosha, WI-based toolmaker was led by a 10 percent sales increase in its Snap-on Tools Group segment.

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NetSuite To Acquire Bronto Software

April 23, 2015 1:22 pm | by NetSuite | News | Comments

The combination brings together a leader in cloud omnichannel commerce with a leader in commerce marketing automation.

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Horizon Solutions Names Industrial/Safety Products Director

April 23, 2015 1:14 pm | by Horizon Solutions | News | Comments

Scott Wilson takes the leadership position, having 20+ years experience with the company.

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Ingersoll-Rand Q1 Sales Rise, Profit Drops

April 23, 2015 12:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Ingersoll-Rand's report included a 7 percent revenue increase in its Industrial segment.

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3M Industrial, Safety Sales Down In Q1

April 23, 2015 12:19 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

3M's Industrial and Safety segments had overall sales decreases despite posting organic growth as the manufacturer's total profit was flat.

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UEi Launches C85 -EOS Long Life Combustion Analyzer

April 23, 2015 10:21 am | by UEi Uei Test And Measurement Product Releases | Comments

The C85 makes combustion analysis as easy as turning the power on, selecting the fuel and going.

Avnet Q3 Sales Flat, Profit Jumps

April 23, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The quarterly profit gain continues a big 2015 for the electronic components distributor, as Avnet's fiscal nine-month profit is now up 15 percent over 2014's.

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United Stationers' Industrial Supplies Sales Soar From Acquisitions

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

United Stationers' 2014 acquisitions of CPO and MEDCO increased industrial supplies sales nearly 60 percent as the company's restructuring and consolidation will continue throughout the year.

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Lithium Battery Shipments Face More Restrictions

April 23, 2015 9:09 am | by Bob Richard, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Labelmaster | Articles | Comments

There is a lack of safety oversight of shippers who either don’t take the time and effort to comply with safety regulations and best shipping practices or intentionally violate regulations. Here's what you should know.

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IBC Adds YG-1 U.S.A. To Preferred Suppliers

April 22, 2015 4:59 pm | by IBC | News | Comments

As the fifth largest cutting tool manufacturer in the world, YG-1 exports to 53 countries around the world and has manufacturing partners in the U.S., Ireland, South Korea, and China.

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U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 22, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Blogs | Comments

The Postal Service has named The Workhorse Group, which pairs a delivery truck with a "Horsefly" drone, a finalist for an upcoming vehicle contract amid reports that the service's current fleet is nearing the end of its shelf life.

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The Mystery Of Industrial Lubricants

April 22, 2015 12:01 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

To maximize the life of the bearing and uptime of your warehouse equipment, here are three crucial things to consider for an effective industrial lubricants management program.

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The Most Expensive Regulation In Manufacturing History?

April 22, 2015 11:51 am | by NAMvideo | Videos | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers released a new study that states the ozone regulation under consideration by the EPA could cost manufacturing and the total U.S. economy $140 billion per year.

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Illinois Tool Works Cuts Outlook Upon Q1 Sales, Profit Decrease

April 22, 2015 9:58 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Currency headwinds hurt ITW's bottom line, despite strong organic sales growth in the company's automotive OEM segment.

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